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NYK in USD 2.2 million project to evaluation ship performance in real world conditions

16 Mar 2022

Japanese shipping firm NYK on Tuesday (15 March) said it will participate in the “Japan Maritime Cluster Collaborative Research on Evaluation of Ship Performance in Actual Seas”, or “OCTARVIA Phase 2”, led by Japan’s National institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology.

A total of 23 Japanese companies in the fields of shipping, shipbuilding, and the maritime affairs, in addition to meteorological organisations, will participate in this project. The first meeting was held on 15 March to discuss research implementation.

The group will invest a total of JPY 260 million (USD 2.2 million) in the joint research project over two years ending March 2024.

About JPY 60 million will be spent to disseminate results from Phase 1 of OCTARVIA (actual ship estimation, measurement, evaluation method, calculation program, etc. in actual sea areas) to shipping companies and shipyards, including those not participating in the project.

“We will also try to negotiate with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC) to promote international standardization,” it states.

The remaining JPY 200 million will be used to promote further technical research on deliverables developed in Phase 1 of OCTARVIA, where the evaluation method for life cycle ship performance will be transferred to ships using alternative bunker fuels.

“In order for each participating organization to verify the performance of actual vessels in actual sea areas, we will link the data with the IoS-Open Platform (IoS-OP) promoted by Ship Data Center Ltd. (ShipDC) and the meteorological and oceanographic data service POLARIS, a weather and ocean data service for the maritime industry provided by the Japan Weather Association,” it states.


Photo credit: Shaah Shahidh on Unsplash
Published: 16 March, 2022

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